The Moose wrote:https://www.espn.com.au/nba/insider/story/_/id/33083684/why-evan-mobley-no-1-cade-cunningham-progression-surprise-second-rounders-more
Cade up to number 2, he’s settling in a lot more recently and looks like a potential future star to me. Pre draft I said he had a lot of Joe Johnson scoring in his skill set in terms of ability to score in isolation.
Already he’s up to 10th in the league in points per isolation, ahead of players like Luka, Trae, Giannis.
He’s been very solid on defense both as a an individual and a team defender. He can play both on and off ball. Been over 40% from 3pt on high volume for the past month +, and you can see him developing as a lead guard every game.
Once he gets a little older and bulks up a bit, he’s going to be extremely difficult to guard.
what's as impressive to me is that he's blowing by quality defenders, not just taking advantage of mismatches. there's a lot of examples but the first time that opened my eyes was against the sixers in november. he pulled off an in and out dribble to blow by thybulle and finish a layup over embiid. both dudes were second team all-defense last season. you don't see players often do that, let alone rookies.